February 8-9, 2018
Knowledge for Our Common Future
Norwegian Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals
The University of Bergen is organising a major conference on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February, 2018 on the role of Norwegian universities in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
From a global perspective, this conference addresses Norwegian universities and their roles in the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, officially known as “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
The objective is to engage Norway’s research and higher education communities, politicians, government officials, NGOs, and the business sector in a collective effort to take responsibility for the implementation of the SDGs. The conference participants will discuss how universities can carry out research to inform the implementation of the goals, and to explore how higher education can meet the needs of future generations.
Five plenary panels and several parallel workshops with researchers, politicians, UN officials, representatives of civil society and the business sector, will illuminate opportunities for innovation in research practice, collaboration, and the design of higher education curricula.